If you’re reading this at the moment it was posted, I’m just diving into her majesty’s chariot to go to the York stone carving festival. As with other stone carving festivals I may have mentioned in the past (possibly not on this blog though) its an even for stonemasons from all corners of the globe to compete in a friendly competition. Nothing’s usually at stake as its all for charity but bragging rights are always a good goal!
Each of the masons is given a stone to carve over two days into something that can be auctioned off for charity. I’ll try and get some photos so you can see the kind of things that they do. The standard of the carvings is truly amazing, I’ve never failed to be impressed with the kinds of things these guys and girls can achieve is such a short time.